SAN DIEGO, CA. - May 10, 2007 - Sony Online Entertainment, (SOE) a global leader in the online gaming industry, announced that it is developing High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The game is anticipated to be available for digital download through the PLAYSTATION® Network this summer for the suggested retail price of $9.99.
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition will give players a chance to show off their skills in Texas Hold'em, Super Hold'em, Billabong, Tahoe and Shanghai. Each of the five different styles of poker can be played as limit, pot limit or no limit poker. Multiplayer is available for all games, and will allow up to six people to play together on one table at a time, in high definition up to 1080p.
"Being among the first PLAYSTATION Network publishers to release a game that takes advantage of the EyeToy USB Camera (for PlayStation®2) and other PC compatible USB cameras is not only exciting, but also puts the player into a realistic game play setting featuring live audio and video feed," said Michael Lustenberger, VP of Marketing for Sony Online Entertainment.
Players have the option to log in for a quick match or play through a whole season. The game also offers a Turbo Mode to power through the tournament circuit to advance a player's career. In addition, players can track their stats and see how they compare to others through online leader boards, and used points earned to unlock items for their customizable character. The in-depth hand statistics include stats such as percentages of hands played and won, flops seen, checks, calls, bets, raises and more!
For more information on High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition log onto www.station.sony.com.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
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